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Mojito Shrimp

Sure you can drink a mojito but why not use all the favorite flavors in this simply lovely dish? Mojito Shrimp. Yum!

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stove, blender
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican


  • 1 mango, peeled, fresh or  1 cup frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen, canned or fresh fruit or juice
  • 1 lime, use the juice and zest
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • fresh mint for garnish
  • cooked rice


  1. Combine mango, pineapple, lime juice and zest, jalapeños, garlic, salt, pepper and rum in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a shallow glass or stainless steel pan combine shrimp with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a wok or skillet. Drain the shrimp, reserving the marinade.
  4. Add shrimp to hot pan and cook them just until they change color and start to turn pink, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  5. Pour the marinade into the pan and cook until the liquid reduces by half. Return the shrimp to the pan and simmer until they are cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  6. Serve with cooked rice.


Keywords: Shrimp, quick shrimp recipe, how to cook with pineapple and mango